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Can jail time show up on your credit report?

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Question: Can a credit bureau really put my old inmate number and address on my credit report? They also said I live at a “high-risk address.” …

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Remember that time Burt Reynolds dumped horse manure at The National Enquirer?

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Hey, remember that time the most popular kid in school was spreading fake rumors about you so you filled your helicopter with horse manure from your …

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Love blueberries? This 2-ingredient cake will blow your mind

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Searching for a way to cure the January blues? This two-ingredient blueberry cake offers a sweet, summery freshness to take the chill out of the winter …

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How to earn extra cash as an Instacart shopper

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Do you want to learn how to become an Instacart Shopper as a side hustle? With Instacart being available in over 5,000 cities across North America, it is definitely …

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Remember that time Burt Reynolds dumped horse manure at the National Enquirer?

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Hey, remember that time the most popular kid in school was spreading fake rumors about you so you filled your helicopter with horse manure from your …

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Are your friends faking their Wordle scores?

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In a world filled with chaos, it’s nice to come across something that is free, fun and connects you to others through a shared experience. That’s …

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This common real estate ‘rule’ doesn’t really work anymore

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One longstanding guideline for property investors that has been the subject of countless articles is “the 1 percent rule in real estate.” It’s a quick and …

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32 money-saving resolutions for 2022

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Ah, the new year. It’s a time when we all start to reflect about the past year and try to figure out how we can improve …

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Is it OK to make a late car payment?

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You shouldn’t fall asleep on the couch. Here’s why

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If you ever wake up with a stiff neck or back problems after spending the night on a sofa, then you’re probably already well aware that couches don’t …

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Up & coming US towns where you could actually afford to buy a house

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For any prospective homebuyer, two things are key to consider: affordability and return on investment. You want to buy a home in a city where monthly …

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Is a 2-night stay at the new Star Wars hotel worth $5K?

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Star Wars fans who’ve always dreamed of being transported to a galaxy far, far away are going to want to start saving their credits, because Star Wars: …

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It’s freezing in much of the US. So enjoy these amazing swimming pools

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A private swimming pool is one of the ultimate luxuries. Whether indoors or outdoors, a pool provides homeowners with a resort atmosphere in the privacy of their own dream …

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9 ways to lower your tax bill

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Taxes can be a nuisance—and many people would prefer to pay as little tax as possible. While it’s not likely you can entirely avoid paying taxes, …

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Small business audits: How to prepare

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The world’s most expensive Michelin-starred restaurants

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Not every restaurant-goer is looking for the best deals when it comes to eating out, making their pennies stretch as far as they can. Some search …

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Can’t afford a new laptop? You may qualify for a free one

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  A laptop computer can change your life — help your child do homework, participate in school from home, and help parents find a job or …

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19 smart ways to start making passive income right now

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I mean, who wouldn’t want to be making some extra money while playing with the kids or while watching a game? Earning passive income provides the …

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It’s hot tea month. Here are 30 essentials for tea lovers

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It’s 6 a.m. You’re up way earlier than you want to be, and your emails are already piling up. And even though you’re indoors, the cold, …

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Do you love really smart dogs? Check out these 29 breeds

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Every dog parent wants to believe their precious furry baby is the smartest dog on the block. Their love for these little (and sometimes not so …

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How many credit cards do you really need?

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If you’re like most people, you regularly receive credit card offers in the mail or see advertisements for the best credit cards online. Some of these offers may …

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23 gear goodies you must have for a winter road trip

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Road trips can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences. However, there are many variables to consider when going on a road trip, from …

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Making Tax Digital for VAT: Are there exemptions for my UK clients?

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Heard about HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) legislation, and wondering if it’s something your clients need to comply with? Find out what you need to do …

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Inflation isn’t going anywhere. Which price increases really hurt you most?

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The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks thousands of prices and folds them all into a weighted average they call the consumer price index, or …

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What is ‘volume’ in cryptocurrency? An overview

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Trading volume is a metric that investors use to see how often an asset is trading hands, indicating how popular it is to buy or sell …

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Here’s when credit card companies report to credit bureaus

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How to make Park City the perfect winter weekend escape

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Once a silver mining town, Park City, Utah has become a popular resort getaway. Even if you only have a weekend to spend, here’s how to …

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Cutting these monthly expenses could pay for a family vacation

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There’s that family vacation we all are dreaming of. But between sky-high childcare payments, increasing gas prices, higher food costs and a never-ending pile of bills, …

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What time you go to sleep is important. Here’s what science has to say

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As you know, a good night’s sleep enhances just about every aspect of life. Research shows getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night does everything from boost …

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It’s hot tea month. Here are 30 essentials for tea lovers

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It’s 6 a.m. You’re up way earlier than you want to be, and your emails are already piling up. And even though you’re indoors, the cold, …

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A woman’s guide to financial planning — for every stage of life

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As women, we have unique needs and challenges when it comes to managing our money.  According to data gathered in 2018, a working woman earned only 81.6 …

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Cuddling is great for your health … and your sleep

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  It’s well known that sex can help you sleep better. But did you know that good old-fashioned cuddling can help give you a good night’s rest—and …

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Investment tax rules every investor should know

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Investing can feel like a steep learning curve. In addition to having a clear grasp of types of investment vehicles available and understanding the role investments …

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4 ways to build emergency savings fast in 2022

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Have you tried without success to build emergency savings? Maybe pandemic financial hardship got in your way for the last two years or you just never could commit. …

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18 business ideas for freelancers

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The top 20 cryptocurrencies for 2022

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Did you know that, as of December 2021, there were over 8,000 digital currencies in existence? If you’re like me, you’re probably aware of the more …

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Bitcoin basics for beginners

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You’ve probably been hearing a lot about bitcoin and cryptocurrency in the news these days. On October 20, 2021, bitcoin shot up to $66,975 and then …

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This simple buttermilk chocolate cake recipe will change your life

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Few things satisfy a sweet tooth better than homemade chocolate cake. We’ve showcased a number of decadent cakes in the past, including a seven-layer chocolate whiskey cake …

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The one thing to stop doing if you want to slash your grocery bill

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We’ve all heard the standard advice about grocery shopping on a budget: make a grocery shopping list and stick to it. We’ve all heard it. Plan …

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The best apps for earning passive income in 2022

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Simply put, passive income is money you earn that doesn’t require you to do a lot of “active” work. Our regular salary requires that we work for …

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The best comedies on Hulu to stream right now

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No matter which streaming platform you look on, you’ll find dozens of great comedies. It may be difficult to say which platform has the best comedies …

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How to make Park City the perfect winter weekend escape

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Once a silver mining town, Park City, Utah has become a popular resort getaway. Even if you only have a weekend to spend, here’s how to …

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Top superfoods for radiant skin

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Skin is the largest organ of the body, so it’s imperative that we take care of it. While topical creams and dermatological treatments can help, what …

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35 mind-blowing facts about our solar system

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  The origin of the solar system has been debated by scientists, theologians, and other grand high muckity-mucks since time immemorial. While there’s no pinpointing an …

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Here’s how my car earns me $4K per month

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  After being laid off at his job at Microsoft, Ryan Rea was in financial dire straits. A few years later, he moved to Miami and …

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Here’s why golfers are flocking to Dubai

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If you’ve seen any pictures of Dubai, you know that in the past 50 years, they’ve dreamed big and brought those dreams into reality. And that …

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New to investing? Know these tax basics

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Taxes on investment income can be confusing, especially since there are several ways investment income is taxed. An investor may be familiar with capital gains taxes—the …

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Is an auto loan secured or unsecured?

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Here’s where drivers in your state get the most DUIs

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Driving during the winter is historically more dangerous compared to other months. Increased traffic during the holiday season, paired with inclement and unpredictable weather patterns, spells …

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9 ways single moms can build wealth in 2022

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  Whew, it’s 2022, baby! If you’re like me, you set some resolutions, goals and milestones to hit in this new calendar year. This might include …